What I learned about business in 2017

Well, it has been a busy start to the year here at STO Consulting. From obtaining a new client on 2nd January to retained work with ongoing clients. But it’s also worth taking time out to stop and review.

2017 was a decent year for STO. Not world domination just yet – there is room to grow. But good, sustainable growth and a bunch of nice clients with whom I like working.

For completeness it must be said that there have been some negatives, but overall the positives outweigh these many times over.

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The trial and error approach to business

There is a lot of emphasis on start-up and growth of business currently as a way of stimulating economic growth.

Inevitably there are a number of different approaches being promoted, to enable such business activity to thrive.

A variety of approaches is necessary because of course each business is different. As with many things though, it can be tempting to seek easy answers and shortcuts, but they are unlikely to provide value.

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